What Are Californians Thinking?
|If this chart were a slide, it might be too steep for small children...|
Good to know. But the survey is a 36-page document. What else is in there? Glad you asked...
Latinos don't want legal weed -- 62 percent oppose it. White people favor it (56 percent). Men are for it (54 percent). Women aren't (42 percent). One more thing to argue about. Finally, when it comes to medical marijuana, 76 percent of Californians are in favor of allowing it. That includes 82 percent of Democrats and -- surprise, surprise -- 68 percent of Republicans.
What to do about that goddamn budget?
Intriguingly, 51 percent of Californians think it would be a good idea to lower the legislature's required two-thirds vote for passing a budget -- but keep it for passing state taxes. Only 47 percent favor lowering it for both. Even still, Sen. Mark Leno has to be a bit optimistic.
A full 81 percent of respondents felt the budget situation is "a big problem" -- which leaves us wondering what the hell constitutes "a big problem" in the eyes of the 19 percent minority.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a goddamn bum
...And so is everyone else
Just 16 percent of those polled believe the California Legislature is handling its job adequately; 72 percent are dissatisfied.
Not surprisingly, we're all goin' to hell
Well, let's let the numbers speak for themselves: